March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Leelanau’s Mr. Ticket

Respected deputy writes 365 citations

Mike Scott of Suttons Bay was speeding along M-22 with one thought in mind: getting downstate to help in a family emergency.  More...

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Local News

Marina expansion draws many critics

The riparian rights of those proposing expansion of On the Narrows Marina on Glen Lake was questioned at a special hearing last week.  More...

Weekly sailing class starts Wednesday

The Grand Traverse Bay Sail and Power Squadron will offer its sail trim and rig seminar starting next Wednesday, March 21 at Boating R Us in Elmwood Township.  The seminar describes in clear terms how to use and adjust sails for best performance More...

Hanging baskets can be used as fundraiser

Non-profit organizations are invited to sell hanging baskets through PlantMasters of Suttons Bay as a fundraiser. More...

Outdoors

The Big One

Local blue perch lands in museum

A blue perch caught on North Lake Leelanau last month has a new home.  It’s in an Elk Rapids museum.  Voss Guntzviller, owner of Guntzviller’s Taxidermy and Spirit of the Woods Museum in Elk Rapids, recently mounted and put the More...

It’s time to remove shanties from waters

Seasonal fishing shanties on waters in Leelanau County must be removed by midnight tonight.  Shanties may be placed on the ice on a daily basis, starting Friday, but they must be removed at the end of each day’s fishing activity.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Chris Olson at chris@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  More...

Letters

State has own form of abortion ethics

To the Editor:   Two weeks ago Mr. More...

Want to attend an editorial meeting?

Readers interested in learning how the Enterprise makes news decisions are invited to attend one of our weekly editorial meetings, which are held every Thursday at 9 a.m. More...

Reader's Forum: Facebook’s tax break shows reform need

As we look for ways to reduce the deficit and increase tax fairness, there is more focus in Washington than ever on the need to close tax loopholes. More...

Columns

Quick end to mystique of being shuttered

In my free time lately, I’ve been taking some “extended education” courses through Northwestern Michigan College, mostly to upgrade my communications and computer technology skills.  More...

Unions wait for Snyder to prove he has their back

The scribes in the capitol press corps were left cooling their heels.  Everyone had been summoned for a news conference regarding a statewide petition drive to ban Right to Work. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   March 2  Timothy G. Lewis, trustee, to Timothy G. Lewis, Section 28, Empire Township.  Claire Boutain, trustee, to Richard I. Boutain and Barbara E. More...

 

Leelanau puts spell on ‘bee’

Can you spell L-E-E-L-A-N-A-U?  Leelanau County had three of the top five spellers at the regional spelling bee Sunday including the winner — Jack Pasche from Suttons Bay.  More...

Up to 20% of tarts lost

The view out Bob Eitzen’s living room window is a constant reminder of the snowstorm of 2012. Tart cherry tree limbs in the block directly across from his Centerville Township home litter the orchard floor. More...

Sports

Leland’s girls run ends in quarterfinals

Leland played Portland St. More...

Comets earn another shot at boys regional title

The Leland boys basketball team played the third quarter of its Class D regional semifinal game against Frankfort Monday like there was no tomorrow.  Then the Comets spent the final eight minutes trying to ensure there would be one.  More...

Glen Lake’s crew sets good example

Mark Mattson’s got it right.  The same cannot be said for at least a handful of other athletic directors in northern Michigan.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Fairy tale with a twist

Cinderella, the musical, at Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay High School sophomore Clyde Woods knows musicals, he just wasn’t familiar with the Rodgers and Hammerstein play Cinderella.  Woods does now. He has the lead male role in the musical to be performed this weekend.  More...

Benefit planned for Leland grad with bone cancer

Rebecca “Becca” Thomas is putting her Michigan State University education on hold.  The 2011 Leland grad can’t help it. She needs time to fight bone cancer.  More...

Chef’s spouse offers hearty recipe

It isn’t often we get a recipe from Mari Chamberlain, sommelier at the restaurant blu, in Glen Arbor. Her husband, chef Randy, sent us this one. More...

Views

County should sell all of courthouse property

our opinion

During what has been coined the “Great Recession,” Americans received a great lesson about the worth of everything from homes to cars.  Turns out appraisals and Blue Book values have little to do with the worth of things. More...

Housing program hasn’t worked in Northport

As if Leelanau County was in need of more evidence that it should stay clear of the housing business, the county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday recommended extending a loan with Huntington Bank used to build two low-income homes in Northport.  More...

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Courts

Magistrate Court

Sarah A. Olk, 29, 8630 S. Elizabeth Dr., Maple City — Allowed animal to trespass causing damage; $10 fine, $50 costs; allowed animal to trespass causing damage; $10 fine, $50 costs.  Vickie L. More...

86th District Court

Shonna K. Gee, 40, P.O. Box 133, Thompsonville — Failed to appear for a collection show cause hearing on failure to pay fine and costs owed; bench warrant requested; $693 bond on warrant.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, March 7, 11:18 p.m. — Northport — Caller had her tires slashed while she was at work.  Last Thursday, 11:37 a.m. More...